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Ultra-bright Emergency Waterproof Torch DIY (Rechargeble)

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This is an Ultra bright torch Which is maximum recycled.
This can be used for camping,Halloween,pool lights,night light, camera flash light,blackouts etc.


 
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Step 1: Gathering Materials

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1] DC Socket (Recycled Parts)
2] BL-5C (Recycled Parts)
3] Switch (Recycled Parts)
4] 3W ultabright led (Recycled Parts/old ac led lightbulb)
5] IN4007 Diode (Recycled Parts)
6] Red led (Recycled Parts) (any colour will suit)
7] Wires (Recycled Parts)
8] Magnets (Recycled Parts)
9] Clip (Recycled Parts/Old headphone's microphone holder)
10]330 Ohum Resistor (Recycled Parts)
11] Small airtight container (tupperware for best quality)

Step 2: Gathering Tools

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1] Soldering Iron
2] Hot glue gun
3] Tape

Step 4: Hot glue these things on the Battery

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1] led indicator we just made
2] Switch
3] 3W ultra bright led

there should be a fix foundation so the parts wont move

Step 6: Hot glue clip & tape the magnets

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you can use use the clip to use the battery hand free clip it in your pocket or on your shirt.
I cant hot glue the magnets they always slipped out , so i taped them

Step 7: Tape for extra protection

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this is the finished project if you have any ideas for the casing leave it in the comments below

Step 8: Charging test

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It takes about 1 hour to fully recharge

Step 9: Add in the Tupperware container to make it water proof

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Uses
1] its  waterproof
2] it can stick to any metal
3] you can also clip it any where

+]the best use just stick it onto a umbrellas metal rod to have an umbrella light

Step 10: Casing update

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Clay mold used for casing and taped it after wards
To make it waterproof, use some neverwet from Lowes or homedepot. its a two part canned waterproofing. Then you can get rid of the tupperware!
PrathameshJ (author)  Wolfbane2211 year ago
this is my first instructable. i wanted to keep it low cost and built maximum from scrape. but its a great suggestion
PrathameshJ (author)  Wolfbane2211 year ago
great comment
D4v012 months ago
copy-paste
http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultrabright-LED-Emergency-Lamp/#step0
jpersico1 year ago
the idea is good, but I feel is very unsafe. first, as @samalert pointed, the heat sink shouldn't be touching the battery. And second and very important, you're using a Li-ion battery, which requires a specific charging circuit. the diode is good for other types of batteries. remember that the electrolyte inside the Li-ion battery is flammable. ( that's why they have a third pin, to sense the temperature).
PrathameshJ (author)  jpersico1 year ago
and i've hot glued the led at the gap of about 2mm.isn't that sufficient if not please leave your comments below
PrathameshJ (author)  jpersico1 year ago
you can use this for charging
www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-USB-Lithium-Battery-Charging-Board-Charger-Module-5V-1A-/370683029370
Is the LED upside down in your schematics? It looks like the LEDs anode is connected to the negative terminal?
PrathameshJ (author)  muoviboltsi1 year ago
the second closeup image is correct
PrathameshJ (author)  muoviboltsi1 year ago
its not what it looks like
Goodwin71 year ago
It's a great project. But it kinda bothers me. Did you get this idea from from ASCAS's guide, the "Ultrabright LED Emergency Lamp (Rechargeable)"? It seems that you have a similar schematic, same photo in the pail, and a very similar title. If yes, it would be better to site the link of the original project.
PrathameshJ (author)  Goodwin71 year ago
i was always interested in led's months days before i was searching for some led projects from the internet. none were to bright DIY torches. There was a led bulb lying in our house so i broke it apart and i had made that project a long time ago. but now a month ago i found out this site i was very interested to post the project on instructable. I made some modifications like the clip, magnets , and the Tupperware bowl and when you don't want water proof you can remove it out of the bowl.But after saying this i've seen his instructable it's also kinda like mine.
samalert1 year ago
Two things how to charge it once the power is all gone max power it can hold is 1.5 hrs the other hours its dim. Secondly, glueing the heat sink on battery is a strict no. WHY? cause that heatsink get pretty hot and getting anything near to BLC5 is like carrying a dynamite in hand. And why am i saying this cause look at this something i have done long ago. I still use it when am in my native place it goes continuously for 3 hrs but 1st hour is pretty bright than that brightness is tossed in next few hours.

LifeSaver Torch

PrathameshJ (author)  samalert1 year ago
good advice i'll see to it